Howard County Recreation & Parks offers tennis programs, camps and leagues for all ages and skill levels (from beginners to adult recreational players). 

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For more information, please contact Krista Billingsley, 410-313-4637 or kbillingsley@howardcountymd.gov

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Tennis Coach Opportunities
Looking for a job this fall or spring? HCRP is hiring Assistant Tennis Instructors for youth tennis classes and Head Tennis Instructors for youth and adult classes for fall and spring. Classes run weekday afternoons from 4pm-7:30pm and weekends varying between the hours of 8am-6pm at various parks in Howard County. Fall classes start in September and Spring classes start at the end of March. Candidates must be reliable, mature, courteous, professional and have knowledge/experience playing or instructing tennis. 


To apply to be an Assistant Tennis Instructor, CLICK HERE.


TGA Premier Youth Tennis (6-10 yrs)
The US Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) proudly presents TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) Premier Youth Tennis, the first and only national tennis enrichment program in the country. Students develop tennis skills utilizing kid-friendly equipment in a play-to-learn style that gets you rallying and having fun right away. In addition, learn relevant enrichment skills such as sportsmanship, math, science, technology, history, and more as they advance through our five-level program. Parents receive weekly email updates and process report at the end. Program is taught by USTA-trained coaches inside the school's gym. We provide all tennis equipment including racquet and balls. Open to all skill levels, but ideal for beginners. Fee includes prize, wristband, and student handbook. 

All participants must complete the USTA’s waiver before participation in any program: https://tinyurl.com/USTAMASWAIVER.

Youth Program

Youth Tennis Lessons 

Tennis Lessons with Shantha Chandra: Baltimore Tennis Patrons Lessons (offered in Summer and Fall): HCRP Tennis Lessons:


Youth Tennis Camps

Information: Krista Billingsley, 410-313-4637 or 

Spring Break Camps
Summer Camps

  • Junior Tennis & Swim (5-7 yrs)
    Campers of all ability levels learn and develop the proper form needed to play tennis through QuickStart teaching methods using portable pop-up tennis nets in the gymnasium or on tennis courts. After the lesson, campers enjoy a recreational swim at the pool. Fee includes t-shirt and entrance to pool. Extended swim option available where you may remain at the RCCC pool and must be picked up at the pool no later than 5 PM.

  • Tennis, Golf & Fun Camp (5-8 yrs)
    This camp introduces you to two lifetime sports that stay with you forever. Learn tennis according to the QuickStart format based on USTA standards and SNAG golf equipment designed to enhance learning. The modified equipment helps teach the basics while having fun in a safe and non-competitive environment. Friday is the first rain date.

  • Junior Development Tennis with Shantha Chandra (6-13 yrs)
    This camp is perfect for all skill levels, whether you are a beginner who has never picked up a racket, an advanced beginner, or are returning to camp to learn new skills or improve on old ones! Join us for a variety of drills and games leading up to an introduction to match play. QuickStart tennis format (with age-appropriate specific color pressureless balls) is used for younger players. Everyone plays in matches with scoring. Friday is reserved for the first rain date.

  • Tennis & Swim (7-14 yrs)
    Develop the proper form needed to play at your desired level. All ability levels learn and improve skills and techniques needed to enjoy tennis. After the lesson and match play, cool off with a daily swim in the pool at the Roger Carter Community Center (RCCC) in Ellicott City. You are bused to the pool and pickup is at Roger Carter Community Center by 2:30 PM. Extended swim option available where you may remain at the RCCC pool and must be picked up at the pool no later than 5 PM. Fee includes t-shirt and entrance to pool.

  • Junior USA Team Tennis with Shantha Chandra (9-15 yrs)
    Refresh your basic ground strokes, volleys, serving and scoring followed by match play. Join us for the opportunity to become a better player in a fun, positive atmosphere devoted to the lifetime sport of tennis! This is designed for the intermediate level player for placement of serves and ground strokes. Friday is reserved for the first rain date.



Adult Tennis Lessons

HCRP Tennis Lessons:
Mom's Tennis Swings with Shantha Chandra
Sunday Swings with Shantha Chandra
Tennis Lessons

Baltimore Tennis Patrons Lessons (mainly offered in Summer and Fall)
Adult Tennis & On Court Yoga
Cardio Tennis for Adults Adults Learn How to Crush 5 Types of Doubles Teams Adult Singles & Doubles Shot Combinations Tactical Practice


Coming Soon

Permitted Tennis Courts

HCRP permits tennis courts across Howard County throughout the year for scheduled programs, classes and leagues. Below is an overview of days and times that specific courts are not available for public use. 

  • Spring (March - June)
    • Cedar Lane Park East
      • Monday-Friday: 9am-2pm and 4pm-8:30pm
      • Saturdays: 8am-6:30pm
      • Sundays: 8:45am-6:30pm
    • Centennial Park West
      • Tuesdays: 7pm-8:30pm
      • Wednesdays: 4pm-6pm
      • Saturdays: 9am-4pm
      • Sundays: 12:30pm-2:30pm
      • Spring Break: Monday-Friday from 8:30am-1:30pm
    • Rockburn Branch Park
      • Tuesdays: 4pm-7:30pm
      • Wednesdays: 4pm-8:30pm
      • Sundays: 7:45am-1pm
  • Summer (June - August)
    • Cedar Lane Park East
      • Monday-Friday: 5pm-8:45pm
      • Saturdays: 8am-6:30pm
      • Sundays: 8:45am-6:30pm
    • Centennial Park West
      • Monday-Friday: 8:45am-1:45pm and 4:45pm-8:45pm
      • Saturdays: 9am-3pm
    • Rockburn Branch Park
      • Wednesdays: 4pm-8:30pm
      • Thursdays: 4pm-7:30pm
      • Sundays: 7:45am-1pm
    • Schooley Mill Park
      • Tuesdays: 6:45pm-8:30pm
      • Thursdays: 5pm-8:45pm
      • Fridays: 5pm-8:45pm
      • Sundays: 8:30am-2pm
    • Meadowbrook Park
      • Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:45pm
        • Weeks of June 19, June 26, and July 24
  • Fall (September - November)
    • Cedar Lane Park East
      • Monday-Friday: 9am-2:15pm and 4pm-7:30pm
      • Saturdays: 8am-6:30pm
      • Sundays: 8:45am-6:30pm
    • Centennial Park West
      • Tuesdays: 6:15pm-7:45pm
      • Wednesdays: 6:15pm-7:45pm
      • Fridays: 4:45pm-7:15pm
      • Saturdays: 9am-4pm
      • Sundays: 12:30pm-4pm
    • Rockburn Branch Park
      • Tuesdays: 5:45pm-7:15pm
      • Wednesdays: 5:45pm-8:30pm
      • Sundays: 7:45am-11:15am
    • Schooley Mill Park
      • Sundays: 8:45am-4pm

***Subject to change due to make-up classes